Shillong, June 17, 2021(MMP): The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills District, Isawanda Laloo today announced a special scheme called Special Drive to issue ration cards and for providing foodgrains to the weakest and vulnerable sections of society. This purpose of the scheme is to relieve the Street dwellers, rag pickers, hawkers, migrant labourers, commercial sex workers and persons with disabilities who do not have ration cards and who have been suffering due to Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
In this connection, the Deputy Commissioner has also informed the Headmen and Secretaries of Dorbar Shnong to ensure the residents of their localities belonging to Economically Weaker Section of the society should avail this scheme. The Deputy Commissioner said the scheme can be easily made available to the beneficiaries, as the applicants need only to fill a simple form mentioning the Adhaar and EPIC. MMP